Plastipedia - The Web's Largest Plastics Encyclopedia Welcome to Plastipedia The Web's Largest Plastics Encyclopedia. Search History The history of the Plastics Industry depicted in a set of 10 poster. They depict the significant developments and milestone throughout the history of plastics. Download your free set here. A ‐ Z Additives An overview of the role that additives play in the production of plastic and a look at the main additives. Polymers: Thermosets An A ‐ Z of polymers and a look at the two main types, thermosets and thermoplastics. Polymer Thermoplastics An A-Z of Thermoplastics. Applications Some of the main applications for plastics including construction, automotive and aerospace. A ‐ Z Processes The 25 main processing technologies, including detailed animations. Testing Techniques An overview of testing and it's critical role in the life cycle of a polymer, from the raw material to the compound through to the semi-finished and finished product. Polymer Prices Information on price trends of the key commodity polymers. Sustainability This Initiative has been created to showcase the UK as global leaders of sustainable manufacturing in plastics processing. Energy Energy costs are rising and there is no reason to believe that they will decrease in the future. Standards A guide to the standards associated with the Plastics Industry. Polymer Bio-Based/Degradables An A-Z of Bio-Based/Degradables. BPF Literature & Guides Download our 11 Buyers Guides and more, view the key industry terms in multiple languages & an overview of 100 plus plastics abbreviations.